Maryland Lottery teams up with Ravens
Officials hope scratch-off will boost sales
Maryland Lottery officials are gambling that Ravens football fever will bolster ticket sales when a new scratch-off is unveiled later this year, marking one of the first partnerships of its kind in the country.
Under the $810,000 deal with the Ravens approved by the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday, the team's logo will appear on $5 purple scratch-off tickets starting during the preseason in August. Prizes include lifetime season tickets ...
Jun 18, 2009, 9:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery unveils Redskins scratch tickets
The Virginia Lottery and the Washington Redskins unveiled a new $50,000,000 Redskins Mania scratch ticket that will go on sale in August, in time for the start of the 2009 football season.
This is one of the first to be launched by a state lottery and an NFL team, according to a news release from the Virginia Lottery, taking advantage of a new NFL rule that allows teams to sign licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries.
The Redskins went all out for the announcement, displaying their ...
Jun 10, 2009, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Conn. AG urges changes before allowing Keno
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal advised Connecticut legislators Monday to amend the state's memoranda of understanding with two federally recognized Indian tribes before attempting to legalize Keno in the state.
He said the proposal to bring Keno to Connecticut, suggested last week by Gov. M. Jodi Rell as a way to raise about $60 million a year in new revenue, could risk the $400 million the casinos provide the state annually in slot machine revenues.
Under that memoranda between the t ...
Jun 2, 2009, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
Latest Michigan Lottery raffle offer $1,000 a week for life
Tickets on sale Monday; drawing is June 22
Michigan Lottery officials are banking they've come up with a winning formula for the next raffle game: A top prize of $1,000 a week for the rest of the player's life.
Win for Life raffle tickets go on sale Monday for $20 each, and once 300,000 are sold, that's it.
Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen said the state's 12th raffle not only offers players a whole new way to win, it gives them a way to stretch out a win.
The prize that keeps on ...
May 8, 2009, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery holds first Weekly WinFall drawing
The Georgia Lottery held the first of 11 Weekly WinFall drawings, combining the big payout of a raffle game with the drawings of a weekly draw game.
The winning numbers for Weekly WinFall are updated at Lottery Post's Georgia Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/ga) after each weekly drawing takes place.
The first drawing, conducted April 25, awarded 10 prizes of $5,000 to holders of tickets sold in the previous week.
Unlike other state raffle games with early bird -style d ...
Apr 29, 2009, 10:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Kansas Lottery is first in the world to offer electronic PushPlay
The Kansas Lottery is the first lottery in the world to offer its players a next generation lottery product called PushPlay. The Lottery is shipping out PushPlay game cards this week to all retailers that have requested them.
PushPlay game cards are instant lottery tickets, but instead of scratching off the tickets, a player uses a reusable electronic player with an LCD screen to display the game. A player will insert or push the card into the player, and then play the game, thus the name Pus ...
Apr 26, 2009, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Pick 4 lottery game starts next week
A new four-digit daily numbers game for the North Carolina Education Lottery will begin next week.
Top prize for the Carolina Pick 4 game starting April 17 will be $5,000. Players can either choose a number or have a sales terminal pick a random number.
The lottery already has the Carolina Pick 3 and Carolina Cash 5 games. North Carolina also participates in the twice-weekly multistate Powerball game.
Pick 4 drawings will air at 11:22 p.m. on television stations that already show the ot ...
Apr 9, 2009, 8:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery's Cash 4 game starts today
The Arizona Lottery's newest game has its first drawing this evening.
Cash 4 is traditional lotto-style game, with four numbers drawn from a pool of 26 numbers. Players win prizes by matching 2, 3, or all 4 of the numbers drawn on their game ticket.
Tickets for the new game can be purchased between 4 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. every day. Sales resume for the next drawing from 9:35 p.m. until midnight.
Cash 4 drawings are held every Monday through Saturday evening at approximately 10:25 p.m.
Mar 31, 2009, 2:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery to offer less-pricey raffle
Paying heed to tough economic times, new Lucky 7 offers players $10 chances at winning up to $700K
Responding to tough economic times, the Michigan Lottery is launching its latest raffle game and you won't see a $50 ticket price, or a $2 million top prize.
Tickets for the raffle, Lucky 7s, go on sale Monday for $10 each. The top prize is $700,000, the first time in the two-year history of the raffles that it will fall below the $1 million mark.
We have a lot of players who really like ...
Feb 25, 2009, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery tries first raffle
For $10, the Oregon Lottery says the odds of becoming a millionaire will be better than than the average lottery ticket.
The lottery is offering its first raffle, with a guaranteed $1 million jackpot to be announced on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. The drawing is scheduled for 8 p.m. Pacific Time.
Beginning Sunday, the lottery will sell 250,000 tickets for $10 each, making the odds of winning the jackpot 1-in-250,000 a long shot but far better than Powerball, at 1 in 195 million, or Megabuc ...
Jan 25, 2009, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum